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Today Noesis Interactive releases its custom L4D campaign "Fort Noesis". Released as an open beta, "Fort Noesis" is ready to download and play now. Upcoming tutorials from Noesis Interactive will show how "Fort Noesis" was created, and how to make your very own original L4D campaigns!

Posted by Noesis_Interactive on Jan 18th, 2010

"Fort Noesis"

By: RyOK and Noesis Interactive

A business center turned military evacuation outpost sits abandoned atop a heavily wooded mountain. Four survivors arrive at the gates of Fort Noesis with hopes of being rescued but are instead greeted by countless infected and barricades blocking their way. They begin to fight their way through the hordes of zombies in an attempt to contact and meet up with some sort of rescue. Will they survive Fort Noesis and make their escape? The outcome is up to you!

"Fort Noesis" is a highly polished 3 map campaign for Valve's hit video game, Left 4 Dead. Featuring both Cooperative and Versus game modes, the campaign contains an original story and game assets, as well as an 11 track musical score by artists from This free campaign is the focus project in Noesis Interactive's upcoming Left 4 Dead mapping tutorial for beginners. In this tutorial, you will learn how the "Fort Noesis" campaign was developed, and how to create your very own custom L4D campaign yourself!

"Fort Noesis" is currently released as an open beta which means we need you to play it and send us your feedback! You can download the Beta version of "Fort Noesis" from:

Email beta playtest feedback to:

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Armageddon104 Jan 19 2010, 12:19am says:

Awesome gonna play now! :D

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Akaichi Jan 19 2010, 9:41am says:

Too bad, already removed L4D.

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Kasplatt Jan 19 2010, 11:07am says:

Too bad that L4D hasn't worked since L4D2 got released O_O, even after a full reinstall...

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do365nic Jan 19 2010, 1:48pm replied:

that is strange since they still support L4D

it has probably something to do with your hardware or something
or maybe a launch parameter in steam

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MrTambourineMan Jan 19 2010, 1:54pm says:

Kickass, gonna try it asap!

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BlueWolf72 Jan 19 2010, 7:19pm says:

lots of fun... thanks guys

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GrampsHiro Jan 19 2010, 7:45pm says:

it was really good, just the right difficulty. finale is great, but a bit too foggy for me. i like how, even though the maps werent big, it took a while to go through them by having to navigate up, down, and all around.

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Jeffman12 Jan 20 2010, 1:55am says:

You guys know you can play this in L4D2, right?

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Orion Jan 20 2010, 1:38pm says:

This looks and sounds pretty awesome. Downloading now and looking forward to trying it out. I'm also looking forward to those tutorials! I'm a complete Source n00b who's been wanting to map L4D for a while!

Oh Oh... Download Complete! *runs away* :D

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Minuit Jan 20 2010, 5:15pm says:

Eh... For a company that sells DVDs on becoming a better Source modder, how come the mapping looks so amateur? Or maybe I've missed the point somewhere...

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GrampsHiro Jan 20 2010, 6:54pm replied:

keep in mind, this is a beta. Also I can speak for how good the mapping was, the levels were interesting and compact, with lots of maneuvering, not just the same door, hallway, door, stairs, fire escape, this was actually fun just working your way through it. the finale was great as well.

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treat Jan 21 2010, 2:43pm replied:

I'm not sure what you're talking about. I got lost and turned around several times on one of the maps due to everything looking the same. Forcing you to climb UP a ladder through a hole in the ceiling followed by more identical corridors/office rooms and then another identical hole in the ground with a ladder you're supposed to climb DOWN through? Really? You call that variety? Putting aside the invisible walls, bugs, cosmetic oversights and atrocious nav mesh all throughout, the level design was was pretty terrible across most of the campaign.

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Xylemon Jan 25 2010, 12:18am replied:

Yeah them mapping needs a lot of work, it looks bland and repeative.

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GrampsHiro Jan 27 2010, 8:09am replied:

I didn't see alot of the map due to playing it in l4d2 and missing alot of the textures, but i had fun with it, I like navigating through buildings. That being said, the 1 office room was repeated alot, and the textures through the office were identical, but even so I thought it was more enjoyable than most other l4d1 or 2 campaigns I've played. not quite on the level of Cold Case but.... OPEN BETA

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GrampsHiro Jan 27 2010, 8:10am replied:

but as a "professional" mod team, saying its highly polished was a little..... eh i lol'd

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Praetor_Niedz Jan 20 2010, 6:36pm says:

If you want to play L4D1 custom campaigns on L4D2 you need to install the Add-on Support (On steam go to the tools tab and install "Left 4 Dead 2 Add-on Support"). After that place the VPK file in "..\Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead 2\left4dead2\addons".

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GrampsHiro Jan 20 2010, 6:49pm says:

played it through l4d2, 2 characters always fall through the map, fixed by going idle and having people walk far enough away to teleport to them, some missing textures, but other than those 2 it played well and I enjoyed it.

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wilsonC Jan 21 2010, 6:36pm says:

I'm not going to download this one... I've never been the biggest fan of Noesis, their guides and tutorials always felt like a waste of time and money compared to the free valve developer wiki, and the guys at the wiki know a lot more about what they're doing. Also, judging from the screenshots the mapping looks pretty mediocre and not something you'd expect from a group of "experts" who teach people how to mod.

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Blandr3ws Jan 26 2010, 12:27pm replied:

Although I can't comment on all noesis products, I pretty much agree!
Reading the words "highly polished" really did make me laugh out loud.
I know it's a beta, but as a company trying to sell their skills/knowledge it's not good to promo with work like that.

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IEATMUDKIPZ Jan 22 2010, 1:25am says:

OMFG i just removed L4D from my system what a F****** rip off :]

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wazanator Jan 22 2010, 10:29pm says:

Looks good can you get us a L4D2 version? ;)

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damagefilter Jan 25 2010, 11:42am says:

Modding masters eh?
Well show me then ...
(yeah vote me down :P)

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KILLER89(FIN) Jan 27 2010, 3:23am says:

I wonder, how people managed to miss "open beta" - part of the news.
****, you guys have the skill of misreading.

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LiamGoulding Feb 17 2010, 5:30pm says:

Is there any way i can get hold of the left 4 dead survivor models?

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